At Wellington Dental Clinic we work daily to improve the function and appearance of our patients’ smiles. These days more and more patients in Nanaimo are seeking out cosmetic dental procedures to improve their appearance. Treatments such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and lumineers can greatly improve the look of a patient’s teeth and mouth. However, many patients find that they have developed facial wrinkles in the areas around their mouths, eyes, forehead and eyebrows. Stress and the normal aging process can all contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, but even younger patients may find that they have lines caused by repetitive facial movements such as laughing, frowning and smiling.
Botox® is a safe and effective treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, this procedure- which uses the Botulinum Toxin – was developed to treat muscle spasms in the 1960s. However, in the past few decades it has been safely used for cosmetic purposes to help fill in lines and wrinkles (although it is still sometimes used to treat patients who suffer from chronic headaches or TMJ disorder). The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing dramatic improvements in your appearance.
The appearance of lines and wrinkles may be inevitable, but thankfully there are steps a person can take to potentially prevent, delay, or reduce them. Our gentle Nanaimo Dentist has been trained to properly administer Botox®. If you are considering botox as a way to achieve a more youthful appearance, feel free to contact Wellington Dental Clinic at (250) 758-1783.